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    • The Virus Hustle turns familiar pub games upside down and shows that viruses are not all about causing disease, but can also play a vital role in curing disease when used in the right way.

      Hands-on, Workshop, Performance For: Over 10, Alumni, Adults
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Health and Body Zone
    • Play 'Human Computer' - the ICR's Guess-Who style game to find out how scientists are using a ‘Big Data’ approach to learn more about cancers and to help us discover and develop new treatments.

      Hands-on, Workshop, Exhibition For: Over 10, Family, Under 10, Alumni, Adults
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Health and Body Zone
    • Tour our Cancer Research UK facilities, helping us to beat cancer sooner.

      Tour For: Adults, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Out and About
    • Visit the futuristic Carbon Capture Pilot Plant in the heart of London

      Tour For: Under 10, Adults
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Out and About
    • Have a go at exploding balloons with high power lasers and find out how the latest laser technology is allowing our scientists to recreate conditions on earth that are otherwise only found in the cores of stars and supernova explosions.

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Family, Over 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • Capture stunning images of the invisible motion of fluids via a 150-year-old photography technique

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Family, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • Dock giant proteins in an interactive immersive virtual reality environment with researchers using interactive virtual reality, 3D Graphics and computer games on iPads and PCs to understand the molecular basis of disease

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Family, Adults, Over 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • Take over the controls of a construction industry crane and a helicopter, and see how computer aided control can prove more reliable than our own human instincts

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Family, Over 10, Adults
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • Take part in an urban search mission that could help improve real search and rescue operations

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Adults, Over 10, Family
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • Before the LASER, there was the MASER, Meet the team behind the world's first room temperature MASER and use it to direct a mars rover across the red planet’s surface and send messages back to Earth

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Adults, Over 10, Family
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • Enjoy a selection of original, innovative and creative images that celebrate science and demonstrate the breadth and depth of scientific research taking place at Imperial College London.

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Adults, Over 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • Explore the history of experiments into first loves and discover where our understanding of attachment in babies comes from.

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Adults, Alumni, Family
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • How might Imperial Festival look in the future? Check out the creative ideas for new exhibiton spaces designed by Westminster University Architecture students

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Adults, Over 10, Family
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • Get up close with a live demonstration of fire behaviours with our fire tornado

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Over 10, Adults, Family
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • 10.00
      • Discover Zone
    • Carry out friction experiments inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci and learn all about Tribology the science the keeps cars driving and replacement hip joints working with just an egg or two

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Adults, Alumni, Family
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • Exploring ways to help people reconnect with their food and empower them to make better choices

      Hands-on, Exhibition For: Under 10, Family
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Food Zone
    • Don’t through those left overs away – pickle them!

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Family
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Food Zone
    • Rethink the design of “the recipe” using specially designed tools that focus our attention on the ingredients themselves, as well as own senses, in order to make a noodle dish

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Over 10, Family
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Food Zone
    • It’s not just bees! Explore the variety of insects, bugs and birds that pollinate some of our much loved crops with our pollination toss fairground game

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Under 10, Family
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Food Zone
    • Discover how our body’s immune system fights infection from a range of Superbugs

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Family, Over 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Superbug Zone
    • Explore bacterial weaponry with giant microbe models and card games

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Family, Over 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Superbug Zone
    • Play our ‘Bacteria strikes back’ game to see how superbugs can become immune to our current antibiotics

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Adults, Over 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Superbug Zone
    • Bacteria are everywhere but we are not all sick! We have an interactive game to discover our microscopic buddies around us. We will be focusing on the use of microorganism in disease prevention and industry”

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Family
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Superbug Zone
    • Follow the journey of the malaria parasite from mosquito to man and become an expert in diagnosing this deadly disease

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Adults, Over 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Superbug Zone
    • Discover why a 'split personality' makes fat molecules key to life!

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Under 10, Family
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • Create your own designer bug to tackle a global problem of your choosing, and win a furry prize as you learn about the potential of engineering biology to grow our economy.

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Family, Over 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • Find out where you can find bacteria in your house and other interesting facts about these tiny organisms

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Family
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Superbug Zone
    • Meet giant bacteria models that learn how they move around

      Performance, Hands-on, Exhibition For: Family
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Superbug Zone
    • Learn to identify bacterium and recognise how they move with 3D models and microscopes

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Family
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Superbug Zone
    • The Rocks and Fossils Expedition

      Tour For: Adults, Family
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Out and About
    • Composites are the wonder materials of aircraft and racing cars. Handle real carbon-fibre components from Lamborghini cars and make your own composites out of paste and toothpicks

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Family, Over 10, Adults
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • Have a go at 3D printing and learn how similar techniques are helping Imperial develop new materials to treat Osteoarthritis, sports injuries and slipped discs.

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Over 10, Under 10, Family
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • Clouds are changing. Human activity is affecting the properties of clouds, but how, and what does this mean for the climate?

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Energy and Environment Zone
    • Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the invention of the laser with games of laser chess and laser darts

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Adults, Family, Over 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • Meet Imperial’s rocket society and get your hands on real life rockets, capable of breaking the sound barrier.

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Adults, Family, Alumni, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • Try on robotic boxing gloves and put your jab and hook to the test with a student designed punching bag

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Adults, Over 10, Family
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • There is an awful lot of plastic in the ocean. But where does it come from? Where does it end up? How does it affect us? And what can we do about it?

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Family, Adults, Alumni, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Energy and Environment Zone
    • Enter a mini rehabilitation centre and experience the road to recovery for amputees

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Family, Over 10, Adults
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • Play fungal space invaders to learn about the array of fungal species that call our homes their homes, and the illnesses they can causes

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Family, Adults, Alumni, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Superbug Zone
    • Put on your lab coat, take a selfie and take part in experiments to find out how bacteria cause disease

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Under 10, Family
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Superbug Zone
    • See the impact hand washing has on the colonies that claim your mits as their home with UV fluorescent gel

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Under 10, Alumni, Over 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Superbug Zone
    • Enter the darkness to enjoy the beautiful natural phenomenon of bioluminescence as demonstrated by an array of glowing microbes

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Family, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Superbug Zone
    • Enter a reconstruction of an animal facility and discover how animal research is delivering vital findings in the study of microbial infection

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Adults, Over 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Superbug Zone
    • Make a public commitment to doing your bit in the fight against Superbugs and antibacterial resistance with our pledge wall

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Family, Adults
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Superbug Zone
    • Explore a new edible plastic wrapping for hay bales developed by Imperial students to tackle dangerous and expensive waste plastic wrapping in the farming industry

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Over 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Food Zone
    • Explore worm behaviour with play-doh worms, computed simulated worms and some real examples under the microscope

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Family, Over 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • Enter a toy testing zone for kids to help the judges decide on this year's new toys that trigger curiosity and research skills in children

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Under 10, Family
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • Are you an ecotarian? Dictionary.com definition: 'A person who eats only food that has been produced in an environmentally friendly manner'.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Food Zone
    • Dip into parasite-infested waters and meet the researchers aiming to identify, control and eliminate ‘snail fever’ that infects 200 million people each year

      Hands-on, Exhibition, Workshop For: Family, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Health and Body Zone
    • Join our pioneering researchers for Conversation C and tell them what you think! You can also take a #cellfie with our smartphone microscopes and get hands on to find out more about how scientists develop new cancer therapies.

      Workshop, Hands-on, Exhibition For: Family, Adults
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Health and Body Zone
    • Create patterns of liquid drops and watch them dance to your own good vibrations

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Family, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • Burger Boy home of the banging burger, inspired by travels to Texas. Bringing the best of the old us of a to London. With a weekly pitch at Soho's Street food union and a string of pop ups and festivals come and get your grub on with us.

      Refreshments For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Food court
    • Matt & Steve are fishermen from Weymouth, who started cooking paella at their beach cafe "Quiddles" ten years ago and now have three "street food" sites in London as well as a diary full of weddings, parties and festivals.

      Refreshments For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Food court
    • After 5 years establishing themselves in Fitzrovia, bubbledogs team have branched out and have brought their gourmet hot dogs back to the streets where they originated, serving from their gorgeous mustard yellow 1973 van.

      Refreshments For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Food court
    • Cakehole is a small handmade cakes and doughnut company delivering cakes (and now doughnuts) made with natural ingredients, organic where possible. We will be bringing all these and much more to the Imperial Festival and also huge piles of our homemade doughnuts.

      Refreshments For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Food court
    • Cyrus and Pervin Todiwala’s landmark City restaurant Café Spice Namaste continues to offer Chef Cyrus’ brand of fine Indian cuisine, sensitively spiced and delicately flavoured, reflecting the couple’s rich Parsee heritage and the wealth of food influences found across India, including Goa.

      Refreshments For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Food court
    • Butchies was founded in 2014 with the intention of creating the ultimate fried buttermilk chicken sandwich for London’s street food scene. The focus is on premium ingredients, sustainable higher welfare British Red Tractor assured chicken and soft butter-toasted buns.

      Refreshments For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Food court
    • Chi Kitchen is a contemporary pan-Asian restaurant located in Debenhams Oxford Street. Here, Chi Kitchen serves a diverse all-day dining menu influenced by Thai, Chinese, Malaysian, Japanese, Vietnamese and Korean cuisine, guiding guests on a culinary journey through South East Asia.

      Refreshments For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Food court
    • Our robotics workshops are carefully crafted and full of hands-on, exciting activities. We absolutely love designing educational science and technology events that spark our students’ imaginations.

      Hands-on, Workshop For: Over 10, Under 10, Adults
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Robot Zone
    • We serve up traditional Alpine street food, all based around melting half wheels of French raclette cheese. We melt the cheese under special raclette grills and scrape it on to herby potatoes, cornichons and silverskins.

      Refreshments For: Alumni, Adults, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Food court
    • We're Mel & Oli Chinese-American twins born and raised in London, with a shared obsession with cooking, eating and sharing proper Chinese comfort food - a million lightyears away from greasy chow meins and nuclear sweet and sour bits of 'matter'.

      Refreshments For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Food court
    • Find out how high performance computing will change your world

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • Pasta e Basta (Italian for "just pasta") are producers, a street food stall and caterers and we pride ourselves in bringing restaurant quality food to the streets of London. We make pasta, gnocchi and ravioli in small quantities in our kitchen in East London.

      Refreshments For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Food court
    • What really happens to your hands as you age? During this experiment, you will be asked to perform a series of tests that show how strong and dexterous your hand is with and without an ageing simulation glove.

      Hands-on, Workshop, Exhibition For: Adults, Alumni, Family
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Health and Body Zone
    • Learn all about the properties of ‘Spin’ with trucks driving around levitating tracks and magnetic pens.

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Family, Over 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • Make your own butterfly face masks as you explore colour and light, and how they interact at the tiniest scales.

      Hands-on, Performance, Exhibition For: Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • Can we squeeze the water and negative perceptions out of tofu cooking?

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Over 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Food Zone
    • Find out how microwaveable cutlery could encourage healthy eating.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Family
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Food Zone
    • Visit Wattown to discover how the choices we make in affect the energy used by homes and businesses, and the size of the monthly bill.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Alumni, Adults, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Energy and Environment Zone
    • Explore the dietary secrets contained within your pee and how it can used to tell healthy from unhealthy diets for use in future diet diaries and food logs.

      Hands-on, Exhibition For: Family, Over 10, Adults
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Food Zone
    • Find out why 5 a day might not be enough and why just a handful of nuts a day could keep a variety of doctors a way with our daily recommended amounts as measured by science.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Over 10, Family, Adults
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Food Zone
    • Start your engines and race on down to meet the Imperial Racing Green teams, who design and build cars to race in international competitions. May the best team win!

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Alumni, Family
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Energy and Environment Zone
    • Explore food additive powders derived from onion and garlic that could unlock the potential of a high-fibre diet or even tackle our obesity crisis.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Over 10, Family, Adults
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Food Zone
    • Cancer Research UK has set an ambition to reach 3 in 4 people surviving cancer by 2034. How is money raised by the public best spent to achieve this? Join our pioneering researchers for Conversation C and tell them what you think!

      Hands-on, Talk, Workshop For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Health and Body Zone
    • Play 'quantum bingo' to explore the wave and particle nature of light and matter.

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Family, Over 10, Adults, Alumni
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • Get hands on with our phantom jelly liver before imaging it with our ultrasound equipment to explore the bacteria living in our guts.

      Hands-on, Exhibition For: Over 10, Family, Adults
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Food Zone
    • Prepare a BLT sandwich for metabolic profiling whilst discovering how different diets, medicines, pollutants and activities can affect the body.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Over 10, Family, Adults
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Food Zone
    • Find out about the next generation of the engines and aircraft, and the steps taken to make them safer, more environment-friendly and less noisy.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Energy and Environment Zone
    • Learn all about the most complex and most fascinating organ in the human body during a journey through the brain from three perspectives Motor, Auditory, Visual

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Adults, Family
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • Find out if you can tell the difference between full and reduced fat cheese and how mechanics contributes to the pleasure whilst eating your favourite snacks.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Over 10, Family, Adults
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Food Zone
    • Have you ever wondered how surgeons make big decisions during operations? Come and try your hand as a surgeon with our fun, interactive games and find out how the iKnife is improving surgery by sniffing out cancer cells.

      Hands-on, Workshop, Exhibition For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Health and Body Zone
    • Explore virtual flavour with taste bud stimulators and artificial chewing devices.

      Hands-on, Exhibition For: Over 10, Family
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Food Zone
    • Discover the power of the sun and its potential to play a crucial role in the energy sector.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Energy and Environment Zone
    • Find out what happens to the body when it is infected with tuberculosis, how the immune system battles the bug, and how new research is helping develop new treatments.

      Exhibition, Talk, Performance For: Adults, Family, Over 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Health and Body Zone
    • Meet Freddy and Dave the Fruit Flies and get hands-on with fly-studies that help us understand ourselves and the world better.

      Workshop, Hands-on, Exhibition For: Family, Alumni, Adults, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • 12.00
      • Interactive tent
    • The advanced tap team is one of the eight teams that make up Dance Company. This year they have represented Imperial at two Inter-university dance competitions, placing 1st in both of these.

      Dance For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • 12.30
      • Dance tent
    • Imperial College Belly Dancing Society has been running at Imperial for over a decade, and sets out to teach both traditional and tribal fusion belly dance styles to its members.

      Dance For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • 12.40
      • Dance tent
    • After 20 years in space and over a dozen in orbit around the ‘jewel’ of our solar system, the Cassini spacecraft is entering the final chapter of its story. One of the missions project leads Michele Dougherty will discuss its history of discoveries and the mysteries that could yet be revealed.

      Talk For: Adults, Alumni, Over 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • 13.00
      • Sir Alexander Fleming Building, G16
    • I play gigs and open mics around London solo & with others whenever I get the chance. In awe with everything that is happening inside and around all of us – and I hope to express that through science and art (yes that implies combining the two).

      Music For: Family, Under 10, Adults, Alumni, Over 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • 13.00
      • Music tent
    • "With 4 full-scale productions each year, today we will be performing songs from some of our most recent performances including our sell-out 2017 Spring Show, RENT, and from our 2016 Revue, A Wild, Wild Party."

      Dance For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • 13.20
      • Dance tent
    • Experience surgery both from the perspective of a surgeon and a recovering patient in our virtual reality operating theatres

      Performance, Hands-on, Exhibition For: Adults
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • Build your the great pyramid of Giza or Empire State out of our carbonate building blocks and find out why this particular rock is so popular in our current industrial society

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Family, Over 10, Adults
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • The official big band of Imperial College London, IC Big Band regularly performs top quality jazz in and around the capital. The platinum award-winning band consists of current university students at Imperial College London, and has gained an excellent reputation that grows year on year.

      Music For: Adults, Family, Under 10, Alumni, Over 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • 13.50
      • Out and About
    • Can the right type of early years parenting affect our relationships and even our risk of developing psychological problems later in life? Paul Ramchandani looks at the research behind these theories and where our attachments as babies comes from.

      Talk For: Adults, Alumni, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • 14.00
      • Sir Alexander Fleming Building, G16
    • “Over You” is the choreography that Imperial Dance Company’s advanced jazz team has performed at Cardiff and Liverpool competitions and at Dance Imperial Show in 2017.

      Dance For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • 14.00
      • Dance tent
    • Learn how to observe and photograph meteor showers and test if a rock is from outer space with a group of secondary-school scientists.

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Under 10, Family
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • Discover research from around the College aiming to understand and address climate change, and other environmental concerns of our time.

      Hands-on, Exhibition For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Energy and Environment Zone
    • Get on your bike and use pedal power to test the ability of membranes to purify H2O.

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Adults, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Out and About
    • The advanced tap team is one of the eight teams that make up Dance Company. This year they have represented Imperial at two Inter-university dance competitions, placing 1st in both of these.

      Dance For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • 14.15
      • Dance tent
    • Join the hunt for special cardiac stem cells that might lead to new ways to repair the heart - and take your own beautiful heart cell creation home with you.

      Workshop, Hands-on, Performance For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • 14.15
      • Interactive tent
    • Try your hand at developing a new electronic material that could help phones save on battery life and reduce the cost of the latest devices.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Energy and Environment Zone
    • Find out how carbon capture and storage technologies could make power generation and heavy industry environmentally neutral.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Energy and Environment Zone
    • Stripped down version of a contemporary dance piece specifically created for the Dance Imperial Show 2017, exploring both the musicality and the lyrics of Hozier's 'Work Song'

      Dance For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • 14.25
      • Dance tent
    • How is nuclear waste re-processed and stored, and how does it affect our lives?

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Energy and Environment Zone
    • If you have ever wondered about the physics of sweets, the chemistry of polymers or want a microscopic view of the world, visit the Explore Zone.

      Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Explore Zone
    • Play Jenga with an Earth ecosystem. How fast can you build a functional ecosystem using a toolbox of biodiversity?

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Energy and Environment Zone
    • "The advanced tap team is one of the eight teams that make up Dance Company. This year they have represented Imperial at two Inter-university dance competitions, placing 1st in both of these."

      Dance For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • 14.35
      • Dance tent
    • Take time to reflect on what you have learned at the Festival and think critically about science. Discover the artistic talent of Imperial students and enjoy the documentaries, artworks and podcasts produced by our students.

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Workshop For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Contemplation Zone
    • What’s for dinner this evening? How about in 50 years’ time? Join our researchers for a mouth-watering, interactive journey from farm to fork, to find out about the new science that will change what we eat, how it’s produced, and its impact on our health and well-being.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Family
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Food Zone
    • How well do you know your carbon footprint?

      Hands-on For: Adults, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Energy and Environment Zone
    • “Over You” is the choreography that Imperial Dance Company’s advanced jazz team has performed at Cardiff and Liverpool competitions and at Dance Imperial Show in 2017.

      Dance For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • 14.50
      • Dance tent
    • Discover new ways of seeing the world at the KPMG Data Observatory

      Tour For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Out and About
    • Air pollution, traffic noise and grey surroundings, do you consider how they have an effect on your wellbeing? Find out what our scientists consider a healthy environment.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Energy and Environment Zone
    • Come and learn about our research on the ways green spaces can benefit cardiovascular health, and tell us how you use and benefit from urban green spaces.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Energy and Environment Zone
    • Does music affect our health and wellbeing? Join an interactive singing session and explore research into whether this type of activity can help people suffering from stress or particular conditions or disorders?

      Talk For: Adults, Alumni, Over 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • 15.00
      • Sir Alexander Fleming Building, G16
    • From appetite and food craving to robotic technology, our experts are here for you. Join us at the Contemplation Zone for a chance to have a chat with a real living scientist on air!

      Hands-on For: Family, Over 10, Adults
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Contemplation Zone
    • "Stripped down version of a contemporary dance piece specifically created for the Dance Imperial Show 2017, exploring both the musicality and the lyrics of Hozier's 'Work Song'"

      Dance For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • 15.05
      • Dance tent
    • Learn to spot infection symptoms and the pathogen responsible for the disease with this interactive electronic game.

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Over 10, Family
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Superbug Zone
    • Born in 1998, she began playing viola da gamba at the age of seven at the Professional Conservatory of Music of Zaragoza (Spain), with professor Fernando Marín. Last year, she finished her studies with the highest honours.

      Music For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • 15.10
      • Music tent
    • Find out how Imperial researchers are developing the next generation of high-efficiency solar cells. Will we achieve 50% efficiency, and what does this mean for our energy future?

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Energy and Environment Zone
    • A ‘science communicator’ which mostly means that I write and present on science in a variety of ways.

      Talk, Performance, Dance For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • 15.15
      • Dance tent
    • A game where you put your wits against other teams to try and answer questions on how climate change impacts human health.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Energy and Environment Zone
    • Take a journey into the world of superbugs. From ancient microbes to the bacteria in your bathroom, discover life at the tiniest scales and its impact on our health. Learn to tell good bacteria from bad, play fungal space invaders and explore new Imperial research.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Family
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Superbug Zone
    • "With 4 full-scale productions each year, today we will be performing songs from some of our most recent performances including our sell-out 2017 Spring Show, RENT, and from our 2016 Revue, A Wild, Wild Party."

      Music, Dance For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • 15.50
      • Dance tent
    • Explore the latest research into the possibility of designing drugs to help obese people lose weight by interfering with ‘reward’ mechanisms in the brain associated with eating

      Talk For: Adults, Alumni, Over 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • 16.00
      • Sir Alexander Fleming Building, G16
    • Get creative with this fun innovation challenge and come up with ways of helping reduce the health effects of air pollution.

      Workshop, Hands-on, Talk For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • 16.15
      • Interactive tent
    • Explore the Festival's most creative, interactive and fun exhibits and attractions inside our grand marque where you can play laser chess, watch a live fire tornado or lay down under the stars.

      Hands-on, Exhibition For: Family, Over 10, Under 10, Alumni, Adults
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • Welcome to the Zumba party at dance imperial. At Zumba, you will experience an exhilarating dance based workout and burn a ton of calories without even realizing it. Forget clubbing and join the dance revolution! Come join the party!

      Dance For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • 16.30
      • Dance tent
    • Join Imperial’s alumni community of innovators, entrepreneurs and inventors. Discover their journey from original idea to successful start-up. From kids’ toys to life-changing machinery, explore the exciting range of companies produced by some of Imperial’s most enterprising graduates.

      Exhibition, Alumni For: Family, Alumni, Over 10, Under 10, Adults
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Innovation Zone
    • Imperial College London’s first all-female A Cappella group. Founded in 2011, we have flung ourselves onto the UK A Cappella scene with our intriguing mash-ups and a whole new level of sass.

      Music For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • 16.45
      • Music tent
    • Why are house prices in the UK so high and will the rate of recent rises continue into the future? Professor David Miles has been looking into to the past and around the world for answers.

      Talk For: Adults, Alumni, Over 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • 17.00
      • Sir Alexander Fleming Building, G16
    • Make an appointment with our health and body experts and discover how research is helping us to fight disease and to live longer, happier lives.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Family, Alumni, Adults, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Health and Body Zone
    • Are robots really taking over the World? Meet the next generation of artificial intelligence technology, and the researchers developing it at Imperial Festival's Robot Zone.

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Family, Adults, Alumni
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Robot Zone
    • A ‘science communicator’ which mostly means that I write and present on science in a variety of ways.

      Talk, Performance, Dance For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • 17.15
      • Dance tent
    • The singer-songwriter for band Kaleidoe performs a stripped-back solo set at the Imperial Festival. He will play a selection of songs of his own creation, with influences from artists stretching the past 50 years and songs which mix every genre (apart from rap!)

      Music, Performance For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • 17.30
      • Music tent
    • Explore the artworks and installations produced by our Science Communication students at the Contemplation Zone. Join them on a quest to understand the nature of Science and the future of technology and the media.

      Exhibition For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Contemplation Zone
    • Test your ability to spot fake science news as you scroll through a human-sized Facebook wall.

      Workshop, Hands-on, Exhibition For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Contemplation Zone
    • Make genetic cocktails aimed at generating different cell types with researchers from London's brand new Francis Crick Institute.

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Family, Over 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • Sit under the stars and travel the Universe in our inflatable Planetarium.

      Tour For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Out and About
    • Try your hand at flying with Imperial’s own flight simulator.

      Tour For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Saturday 6 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Out and About
    • The Virus Hustle turns familiar pub games upside down and shows that viruses are not all about causing disease, but can also play a vital role in curing disease when used in the right way.

      Hands-on, Workshop, Performance For: Over 10, Alumni, Adults
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Health and Body Zone
    • Play 'Human Computer' - the ICR's Guess-Who style game to find out how scientists are using a ‘Big Data’ approach to learn more about cancers and to help us discover and develop new treatments.

      Hands-on, Workshop, Exhibition For: Over 10, Family, Under 10, Alumni, Adults
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Health and Body Zone
    • Tour our Cancer Research UK facilities, helping us to beat cancer sooner.

      Tour For: Under 10, Adults
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Out and About
    • Visit the futuristic Carbon Capture Pilot Plant in the heart of London

      Tour For: Adults, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Out and About
    • Have a go at exploding balloons with high power lasers and find out how the latest laser technology is allowing our scientists to recreate conditions on earth that are otherwise only found in the cores of stars and supernova explosions.

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Family, Over 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • Capture stunning images of the invisible motion of fluids via a 150-year-old photography technique

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Family, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • Dock giant proteins in an interactive immersive virtual reality environment with researchers using interactive virtual reality, 3D Graphics and computer games on iPads and PCs to understand the molecular basis of disease

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Family, Adults, Over 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • Take over the controls of a construction industry crane and a helicopter, and see how computer aided control can prove more reliable than our own human instincts

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Family, Over 10, Adults
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • Take part in an urban search mission that could help improve real search and rescue operations

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Adults, Over 10, Family
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • Before the LASER, there was the MASER, Meet the team behind the world's first room temperature MASER and use it to direct a mars rover across the red planet’s surface and send messages back to Earth

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Adults, Over 10, Family
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • Enjoy a selection of original, innovative and creative images that celebrate science and demonstrate the breadth and depth of scientific research taking place at Imperial College London.

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Adults, Over 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • Explore the history of experiments into first loves and discover where our understanding of attachment in babies comes from.

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Adults, Alumni, Family
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • How might Imperial Festival look in the future? Check out the creative ideas for new exhibiton spaces designed by Westminster University Architecture students

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Adults, Over 10, Family
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • Get up close with a live demonstration of fire behaviours with our fire tornado

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Over 10, Adults, Family
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • 10.00
      • Discover Zone
    • Carry out friction experiments inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci and learn all about Tribology the science the keeps cars driving and replacement hip joints working with just an egg or two

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Adults, Alumni, Family
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • Exploring ways to help people reconnect with their food and empower them to make better choices

      Hands-on, Exhibition For: Under 10, Family
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Food Zone
    • Don’t through those left overs away – pickle them!

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Family
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Food Zone
    • Rethink the design of “the recipe” using specially designed tools that focus our attention on the ingredients themselves, as well as own senses, in order to make a noodle dish

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Over 10, Family
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Food Zone
    • It’s not just bees! Explore the variety of insects, bugs and birds that pollinate some of our much loved crops with our pollination toss fairground game

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Under 10, Family
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Food Zone
    • Discover how our body’s immune system fights infection from a range of Superbugs

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Family, Over 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Superbug Zone
    • Explore bacterial weaponry with giant microbe models and card games

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Family, Over 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Superbug Zone
    • Play our ‘Bacteria strikes back’ game to see how superbugs can become immune to our current antibiotics

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Adults, Over 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Superbug Zone
    • Bacteria are everywhere but we are not all sick! We have an interactive game to discover our microscopic buddies around us. We will be focusing on the use of microorganism in disease prevention and industry”

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Family
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Superbug Zone
    • Follow the journey of the malaria parasite from mosquito to man and become an expert in diagnosing this deadly disease

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Adults, Over 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Superbug Zone
    • Discover why a 'split personality' makes fat molecules key to life!

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Under 10, Family
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • Create your own designer bug to tackle a global problem of your choosing, and win a furry prize as you learn about the potential of engineering biology to grow our economy.

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Family, Over 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • Find out where you can find bacteria in your house and other interesting facts about these tiny organisms

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Family
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Superbug Zone
    • Meet giant bacteria models that learn how they move around

      Performance, Hands-on, Exhibition For: Family
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Superbug Zone
    • Learn to identify bacterium and recognise how they move with 3D models and microscopes

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Family
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Superbug Zone
    • The Rocks and Fossils Expedition

      Tour For: Adults, Family
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Out and About
    • Composites are the wonder materials of aircraft and racing cars. Handle real carbon-fibre components from Lamborghini cars and make your own composites out of paste and toothpicks

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Family, Over 10, Adults
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • Have a go at 3D printing and learn how similar techniques are helping Imperial develop new materials to treat Osteoarthritis, sports injuries and slipped discs

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Over 10, Under 10, Family
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • Clouds are changing. Human activity is affecting the properties of clouds, but how, and what does this mean for the climate?

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Energy and Environment Zone
    • Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the invention of the laser with games of laser chess and laser darts

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Adults, Family, Over 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • Meet Imperial’s rocket society and get your hands on real life rockets, capable of breaking the sound barrier.

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Adults, Family, Alumni, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • Try on robotic boxing gloves and put your jab and hook to the test with a student designed punching bag

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Adults, Over 10, Family
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • There is an awful lot of plastic in the ocean. But where does it come from? Where does it end up? How does it affect us? And what can we do about it?

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Family, Adults, Alumni, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Energy and Environment Zone
    • Enter a mini rehabilitation centre and experience the road to recovery for amputees

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Family, Over 10, Adults
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • Play fungal space invaders to learn about the array of fungal species that call our homes their homes, and the illnesses they can causes

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Family, Adults, Alumni, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Superbug Zone
    • Put on your lab coat, take a selfie and take part in experiments to find out how bacteria cause disease

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Under 10, Family
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Superbug Zone
    • See the impact hand washing has on the colonies that claim your mits as their home with UV fluorescent gel

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Under 10, Alumni, Over 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Superbug Zone
    • Enter the darkness to enjoy the beautiful natural phenomenon of bioluminescence as demonstrated by an array of glowing microbes

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Family, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Superbug Zone
    • Enter a reconstruction of an animal facility and discover how animal research is delivering vital findings in the study of microbial infection

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Adults, Over 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Superbug Zone
    • Make a public commitment to doing your bit in the fight against Superbugs and antibacterial resistance with our pledge wall

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Family, Adults
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Superbug Zone
    • Enter a toy testing zone for kids to help the judges decide on this year's new toys that trigger curiosity and research skills in children

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Under 10, Family
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • Are you an ecotarian? Dictionary.com definition: 'A person who eats only food that has been produced in an environmentally friendly manner'.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Food Zone
    • Dip into parasite-infested waters and meet the researchers aiming to identify, control and eliminate ‘snail fever’ that infects 200 million people each year

      Hands-on, Exhibition, Workshop For: Family, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Health and Body Zone
    • Join our pioneering researchers for Conversation C and tell them what you think! You can also take a #cellfie with our smartphone microscopes and get hands on to find out more about how scientists develop new cancer therapies.

      Workshop, Hands-on, Exhibition For: Family, Adults
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Health and Body Zone
    • Create patterns of liquid drops and watch them dance to your own good vibrations

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Family, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • Burger Boy home of the banging burger, inspired by travels to Texas. Bringing the best of the old us of a to London. With a weekly pitch at Soho's Street food union and a string of pop ups and festivals come and get your grub on with us.

      Refreshments For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Food court
    • Matt & Steve are fishermen from Weymouth, who started cooking paella at their beach cafe "Quiddles" ten years ago and now have three "street food" sites in London as well as a diary full of weddings, parties and festivals.

      Refreshments For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Food court
    • After 5 years establishing themselves in Fitzrovia, bubbledogs team have branched out and have brought their gourmet hot dogs back to the streets where they originated, serving from their gorgeous mustard yellow 1973 van.

      Refreshments For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Food court
    • Cakehole is a small handmade cakes and doughnut company delivering cakes (and now doughnuts) made with natural ingredients, organic where possible. We will be bringing all these and much more to the Imperial Festival and also huge piles of our homemade doughnuts.

      Refreshments For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Food court
    • Butchies was founded in 2014 with the intention of creating the ultimate fried buttermilk chicken sandwich for London’s street food scene. The focus is on premium ingredients, sustainable higher welfare British Red Tractor assured chicken and soft butter-toasted buns.

      Refreshments For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Food court
    • Our robotics workshops are carefully crafted and full of hands-on, exciting activities. We absolutely love designing educational science and technology events that spark our students’ imaginations.

      Hands-on, Workshop For: Over 10, Under 10, Adults
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Robot Zone
    • We serve up traditional Alpine street food, all based around melting half wheels of French raclette cheese. We melt the cheese under special raclette grills and scrape it on to herby potatoes, cornichons and silverskins.

      Refreshments For: Alumni, Adults, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Food court
    • We're Mel & Oli Chinese-American twins born and raised in London, with a shared obsession with cooking, eating and sharing proper Chinese comfort food - a million lightyears away from greasy chow meins and nuclear sweet and sour bits of 'matter'.

      Refreshments For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Food court
    • Find out how high performance computing will change your world

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • Cyrus and Pervin Todiwala’s landmark City restaurant Café Spice Namaste continues to offer Chef Cyrus’ brand of fine Indian cuisine, sensitively spiced and delicately flavoured, reflecting the couple’s rich Parsee heritage and the wealth of food influences found across India, including Goa.

      Refreshments For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Food court
    • Chi Kitchen is a contemporary pan-Asian restaurant located in Debenhams Oxford Street. Here, Chi Kitchen serves a diverse all-day dining menu influenced by Thai, Chinese, Malaysian, Japanese, Vietnamese and Korean cuisine, guiding guests on a culinary journey through South East Asia.

      Refreshments For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Food court
    • Pasta e Basta (Italian for "just pasta") are producers, a street food stall and caterers and we pride ourselves in bringing restaurant quality food to the streets of London. We make pasta, gnocchi and ravioli in small quantities in our kitchen in East London.

      Refreshments For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Food court
    • What really happens to your hands as you age? During this experiment, you will be asked to perform a series of tests that show how strong and dexterous your hand is with and without an ageing simulation glove.

      Hands-on, Workshop, Exhibition For: Adults, Alumni, Family
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Health and Body Zone
    • Learn all about the properties of ‘Spin’ with trucks driving around levitating tracks and magnetic pens.

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Family, Over 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • Make your own butterfly face masks as you explore colour and light, and how they interact at the tiniest scales.

      Hands-on, Performance, Exhibition For: Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • Can we squeeze the water and negative perceptions out of tofu cooking?

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Over 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Food Zone
    • Find out how microwaveable cutlery could encourage healthy eating.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Family
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Food Zone
    • Visit Wattown to discover how the choices we make in affect the energy used by homes and businesses, and the size of the monthly bill.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Alumni, Adults, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Energy and Environment Zone
    • Explore the dietary secrets contained within your pee and how it can used to tell healthy from unhealthy diets for use in future diet diaries and food logs.

      Hands-on, Exhibition For: Family, Over 10, Adults
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Food Zone
    • Find out why 5 a day might not be enough and why just a handful of nuts a day could keep a variety of doctors a way with our daily recommended amounts as measured by science.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Over 10, Family, Adults
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Food Zone
    • Start your engines and race on down to meet the Imperial Racing Green teams, who design and build cars to race in international competitions. May the best team win!

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Alumni, Family
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Energy and Environment Zone
    • Explore food additive powders derived from onion and garlic that could unlock the potential of a high-fibre diet or even tackle our obesity crisis.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Over 10, Family, Adults
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Food Zone
    • Cancer Research UK has set an ambition to reach 3 in 4 people surviving cancer by 2034. How is money raised by the public best spent to achieve this? Join our pioneering researchers for Conversation C and tell them what you think!

      Hands-on, Talk, Workshop For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Health and Body Zone
    • Play 'quantum bingo' to explore the wave and particle nature of light and matter.

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Family, Over 10, Adults, Alumni
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • Get hands on with our phantom jelly liver before imaging it with our ultrasound equipment to explore the bacteria living in our guts.

      Hands-on, Exhibition For: Over 10, Family, Adults
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Food Zone
    • Prepare a BLT sandwich for metabolic profiling whilst discovering how different diets, medicines, pollutants and activities can affect the body.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Over 10, Family, Adults
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Food Zone
    • Find out about the next generation of the engines and aircraft, and the steps taken to make them safer, more environment-friendly and less noisy.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Energy and Environment Zone
    • Learn all about the most complex and most fascinating organ in the human body during a journey through the brain from three perspectives Motor, Auditory, Visual

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Adults, Family
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • Find out if you can tell the difference between full and reduced fat cheese and how mechanics contributes to the pleasure whilst eating your favourite snacks.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Over 10, Family, Adults
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Food Zone
    • Have you ever wondered how surgeons make big decisions during operations? Come and try your hand as a surgeon with our fun, interactive games and find out how the iKnife is improving surgery by sniffing out cancer cells.

      Hands-on, Workshop, Exhibition For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Health and Body Zone
    • Explore virtual flavour with taste bud stimulators and artificial chewing devices.

      Hands-on, Exhibition For: Over 10, Family
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Food Zone
    • Discover the power of the sun and its potential to play a crucial role in the energy sector.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Energy and Environment Zone
    • Explore a new edible plastic wrapping for hay bales developed by Imperial students to tackle dangerous and expensive waste plastic wrapping in the farming industry.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Over 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Food Zone
    • Find out what happens to the body when it is infected with tuberculosis, how the immune system battles the bug, and how new research is helping develop new treatments.

      Exhibition, Talk, Performance For: Adults, Family, Over 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Health and Body Zone
    • Jazz & Rock Society will be hosting a shortened version of their weekly Jam (minus the cocktails). As usual, a keyboard, bass guitar, guitar and drum kit will be provided. If you would like to play a jazz standard, please let us know and join us on stage.

      Music For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • 12.20
      • Music tent
    • Welcome to the Zumba party at dance imperial. At Zumba, you will experience an exhilarating dance based workout and burn a ton of calories without even realizing it. Forget clubbing and join the dance revolution! Come join the party!

      Dance For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • 12.20
      • Dance tent
    • Enter the Worm_Lab and try out experiments with UV-glowing worms. Find out how these microscopic lifeforms help scientists develop new cancer treatments.

      Workshop, Hands-on, Talk For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • 12.30
      • Interactive tent
    • Take Note is an all-female barbershop group established in 2013 as part of the Imperial College A Cappella Society

      Music For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • 13.00
      • Music tent
    • "Stripped down version of a contemporary dance piece specifically created for the Dance Imperial Show 2017, exploring both the musicality and the lyrics of Hozier's 'Work Song'"

      Dance For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • 13.00
      • Dance tent
    • Robotics can reproduce missing human limbs giving complete dexterity and could soon even surpass our own biology. Dario Farina showcases the latest bionic limbs and asks what happens when people start demanding robotic arms over their own healthy ones.

      Talk For: Adults, Over 10, Alumni
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • 13.00
      • Sir Alexander Fleming Building, G16
    • "Stripped down version of a contemporary dance piece specifically created for the Dance Imperial Show 2017, exploring both the musicality and the lyrics of Hozier's 'Work Song'"

      Dance For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • 13.20
      • Dance tent
    • Experience surgery both from the perspective of a surgeon and a recovering patient in our virtual reality operating theatres

      Performance, Hands-on, Exhibition For: Adults
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • Welcome to the Zumba party at dance imperial. At Zumba, you will experience an exhilarating dance based workout and burn a ton of calories without even realizing it. Forget clubbing and join the dance revolution! Come join the party!

      Dance For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • 13.30
      • Dance tent
    • Build your the great pyramid of Giza or Empire State out of our carbonate building blocks and find out why this particular rock is so popular in our current industrial society

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Family, Over 10, Adults
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • Animaviva is an eclectic R&B/jazz/funk band based in London, originally from Sevenoaks.

      Music For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • 13.45
      • Music tent
    • Explore the potential of a pioneering new technology that can tell surgeons whether the tissue they are cutting through is cancerous or healthy in real time

      Talk For: Adults, Over 10, Alumni
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • 14.00
      • Sir Alexander Fleming Building, G16
    • This hands-on collage activity will explore the fascinating research being done by heart scientists to understand the vast amount of complex information contained in each individual heart cell. Join the hunt for special cardiac stem cells that might lead to new ways to repair the heart.

      Hands-on, Workshop, Performance For: Family, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • 14.00
      • Health and Body Zone
    • Learn how to observe and photograph meteor showers and test if a rock is from outer space with a group of secondary-school scientists.

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Under 10, Family
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • Discover research from around the College aiming to understand and address climate change, and other environmental concerns of our time.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Energy and Environment Zone
    • Get on your bike and use pedal power to test the ability of membranes to purify H2O.

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Adults, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Out and About
    • Danceworks international Ballet Academy perform "Push and Pull".

      Dance For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • 14.10
      • Dance tent
    • Join the hunt for special cardiac stem cells that might lead to new ways to repair the heart - and take your own beautiful heart cell creation home with you.

      Workshop, Hands-on, Performance For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • 14.15
      • Interactive tent
    • Try your hand at developing a new electronic material that could help phones save on battery life and reduce the cost of the latest devices.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Energy and Environment Zone
    • Find out how carbon capture and storage technologies could make power generation and heavy industry environmentally neutral.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Energy and Environment Zone
    • How is nuclear waste re-processed and stored, and how does it affect our lives?

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Energy and Environment Zone
    • If you have ever wondered about the physics of sweets, the chemistry of polymers or want a microscopic view of the world, visit the Explore Zone.

      Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Explore Zone
    • Born in 1998, she began playing viola da gamba at the age of seven at the Professional Conservatory of Music of Zaragoza (Spain), with professor Fernando Marín. Last year, she finished her studies with the highest honours.

      Music For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • 14.30
      • Music tent
    • Join Oz and Ieva, students on Imperial's Salsa Team who will do a demonstration and give a short class introducing some of the basics of Salsa!

      Dance, Workshop For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • 14.30
      • Dance tent
    • Try out being a surgeon - does listening to music help you ‘operate’ better? See if you can match the prescription when wearing vision-distorting goggles, and take a #safetyselfie while wearing your scrubs.

      Hands-on, Workshop, Exhibition For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • 14.30
      • Interactive tent
    • Play Jenga with an Earth ecosystem. How fast can you build a functional ecosystem using a toolbox of biodiversity?

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Energy and Environment Zone
    • Take time to reflect on what you have learned at the Festival and think critically about science. Discover the artistic talent of Imperial students and enjoy the documentaries, artworks and podcasts produced by our students.

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Workshop For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Contemplation Zone
    • How well do you know your carbon footprint?

      Hands-on For: Adults, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Energy and Environment Zone
    • Discover new ways of seeing the world at the KPMG Data Observatory

      Tour For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Out and About
    • Air pollution, traffic noise and grey surroundings, do you consider how they have an effect on your wellbeing? Find out what our scientists consider a healthy environment.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Energy and Environment Zone
    • Come and learn about our research on the ways green spaces can benefit cardiovascular health, and tell us how you use and benefit from urban green spaces.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Energy and Environment Zone
    • International pianists, science PhD students and twin sisters Marianna and Stephanie Kapsetaki present 'Music of Life' - a multimedia experience made up of silent documentaries supported by a live classical piano performance.

      Talk, Music, Performance For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • 15.00
      • Sir Alexander Fleming Building, G16
    • From appetite and food craving to robotic technology, our experts are here for you. Join us at the Contemplation Zone for a chance to have a chat with a real living scientist on air!

      Hands-on For: Family, Adults, Over 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Contemplation Zone
    • Learn to spot infection symptoms and the pathogen responsible for the disease with this interactive electronic game.

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Over 10, Family
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Superbug Zone
    • Danceworks international Ballet Academy perform "Push and Pull".

      Dance For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • 15.10
      • Dance tent
    • Danceworks international Ballet Academy perform "Push and Pull".

      Dance For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • 15.10
      • Dance tent
    • Find out how Imperial researchers are developing the next generation of high-efficiency solar cells. Will we achieve 50% efficiency, and what does this mean for our energy future?

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Energy and Environment Zone
    • 5 piece alternative rock band from London

      Music For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • 15.15
      • Music tent
    • A game where you put your wits against other teams to try and answer questions on how climate change impacts human health.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Energy and Environment Zone
    • What’s for dinner this evening? How about in 50 years’ time? Join our researchers for a mouth-watering, interactive journey from farm to fork, to find out about the new science that will change what we eat, how it’s produced, and its impact on our health and well-being.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Family
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Food Zone
    • Danceworks international Ballet Academy perform "Push and Pull".

      Dance For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • 15.30
      • Dance tent
    • Salsa time with Salsateca London, an oportunity to join in for some Latin American dance.

      Dance, Workshop For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • 15.45
      • Dance tent
    • Sing to Live, Live to Sing is an exciting singing for health programme in Kensington and Chelsea, initiated by the Council's Arts Service, in partnership with Public Health.

      Music For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • 16.00
      • Music tent
    • Take a journey into the world of superbugs. From ancient microbes to the bacteria in your bathroom, discover life at the tiniest scales and its impact on our health. Learn to tell good bacteria from bad, play fungal space invaders and explore new Imperial research.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Family
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Superbug Zone
    • Explore the Festival's most creative, interactive and fun exhibits and attractions inside our grand marque where you can play laser chess, watch a live fire tornado or lay down under the stars.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • Pro-Am couple Wendy Row and Lemington Ridley. They will perform a beautiful Rumba 'Music Caruso'. Wendy is Lemington's student Inspiration 2 Dance Amateur performance group 'For Your Eyes Only'. Choreography by Paulius Vaskelis

      Dance For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • 16.30
      • Dance tent
    • Bringing a host of Imperial College egg-heads to entertain and intrigue, this fun and fast show will serve-up the latest science research minus the jargon!

      Comedy, Performance, Talk For: Adults, Over 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • 16.30
      • Interactive tent
    • Join Imperial’s alumni community of innovators, entrepreneurs and inventors. Discover their journey from original idea to successful start-up. From kids’ toys to life-changing machinery, explore the exciting range of companies produced by some of Imperial’s most enterprising graduates.

      Alumni, Exhibition For: Adults, Family, Alumni, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Innovation Zone
    • "One of Imperial's very own, Jonny's act is a fun mashup of pop songs from all around the world.

      Music For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • 16.40
      • Music tent
    • Make an appointment with our health and body experts and discover how research is helping us to fight disease and to live longer, happier lives.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Health and Body Zone
    • Are robots really taking over the World? Meet the next generation of artificial intelligence technology, and the researchers developing it at Imperial Festival's Robot Zone.

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Adults, Alumni, Family
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Robot Zone
    • Explore the artworks and installations produced by our Science Communication students at the Contemplation Zone. Join them on a quest to understand the nature of Science and the future of technology and the media.

      Exhibition For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • 17.33
      • Contemplation Zone
    • Test your ability to spot fake science news as you scroll through a human-sized Facebook wall.

      Workshop, Hands-on, Exhibition For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Contemplation Zone
    • Make genetic cocktails aimed at generating different cell types with researchers from London's brand new Francis Crick Institute.

      Exhibition, Hands-on, Performance For: Family, Over 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Discover Zone
    • Sit under the stars and travel the Universe in our inflatable Planetarium.

      Tour For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Out and About
    • Try your hand at flying with Imperial’s own flight simulator.

      Tour For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
      • Sunday 7 May 2017
      • All Day
      • Out and About